Featuring the new business-class Club Suite product, the new aircraft will debut on the airline’s Dubai route starting September 2.
It’s an exciting time for aviation enthusiasts, especially with British Airways taking delivery of their first A350-1000 aircraft—just days ahead of contender Virgin Atlantic. This is the first of 18 that the British carrier has on order, all of which are expected to be received by 2022.
Its A350-1000 aircraft is expected to start service on the airline’s Dubai route starting September 2 and Toronto on October 1.
As the latest addition to its fleet, the aircraft features the airline’s all-new business-class product, the Club Suite. New enhancements will also be added to its economy-class World Traveler and premium economy World Traveler Plus cabins.
Seating 311 passengers across three classes, the 74-meter-long plane comes with 56 seats in Club World, 56 in World Traveler Plus, as well as 219 in World Traveler.
Like other A350 aircraft, British Airways’ offers ambient lighting, fuel burn reduction, and less noise.
Here’s a look at what to expect:
Club Suite (business class)
- Configured in a 1-2-1 manner, each seat enjoys direct aisle access.
- Set in a forward-facing herringbone layout, the new seat is a bespoke version of the Super Diamond by Collins Aerospace.
- The seats, featuring a 79-inch long bed with 29 inches of width, are also the first of its kind to feature a door for privacy.
- Designed with silver, grey, and charcoal hued fabrics by UK company Hainsworth, the seats come with cozy White Company pillows and bedding.
- A breeze to use, the seat controls can be navigated via a touch screen, alongside buttons for settings like take-off, relaxation, and sleeping.
- There’s also a bar area behind the final three rows of Club World for refreshments.
World Traveler Plus (premium economy class)
- The seats span seven rows in a 2-4-2 configuration, with 18.7 inches of width and 38 inches of pitch.
- New furnishings include a quilt and cushion for more comfort.
- Made from recycled plastic bottles, the new amenity kits come with socks, a pen, toothbrush, toothpaste, an eyemask, as well as lip balm from Scaramouche and Fandango.
- There’s also a six-way adjustable leg, foot, and headrest.
World Traveler (economy class)
- Taking up rows 30 to 35, the seats offer a width of 17.6 inches and a pitch of 31 inches.
- Passengers enjoy access to Wi-Fi packages starting from £4.99, as well as USB/plug sockets.
More information here.